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Stories of women in rugby league awarded National Lottery support in West Yorkshire

Stories of women in rugby league awarded National Lottery support in West Yorkshire

A project inspired by the story of the first woman to referee men’s rugby league has been awarded National Lottery funding. Commonsense Initiative (CSI), which inspires and empowers young people and women to unlock and achieve their potential, has been awarded £32,400 by the National Lottery to explore the heritage of women in rugby league. Crossing the Line (CtL): Women in Rugby League 1950 to present day, is inspired by Ref! a play, written by Sarah Jane Dickenson, about...

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‘Ref!’

‘Ref!’

New play tells story of one woman’s fight to become world’s first referee of men’s Rugby League What happens when a feisty 12 year old lass from Hull decides that her career lies in the male-dominated world of Rugby League? A new play, ‘Ref’, produced by arts and social change charity Space2, is inspired by the true story of Julia Lee, who survived and thrived against the odds to become one of the first women to referee a men’s...

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